Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
Don’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Trussville and Vestavia is your local retailer for all things flooring, including waterproof luxury vinyl. Most luxury vinyl comes in water resistant options, but there is also a wide range of totally waterproof options as well. Being aware of the difference between a waterproof and water resistant floor can make a huge difference in your purchase decision, and can also open you up to considering changing the flooring in multiple rooms of your home.
What Makes Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
A majority of luxury vinyl floors feature some sort of moisture resistance, like the wear layer protecting the image layer. Water resistant floors can repel moisture but will eventually soak up the moisture and it will cause damage to your subfloor. Water resistant flooring is best for areas you are in a lot so you do not forget about them. Some people like surprises, but no one likes to find out their floors are not waterproof the hard way.
Waterproof flooring stops moisture right at the surface, creating a water tight barrier. If moisture does make it past the surface, the core of the planks or tiles will allow the moisture to evaporate and stops it from reaching your subfloors. Unlike other types of non-waterproof flooring, waterproof luxury vinyl floors won’t buckle, crack, or warp due to being exposed to moisture.
Where Can You Install Waterproof Flooring?
If your family includes four-legged members, then waterproof flooring is the ideal choice for your home. Pets have accidents and you cannot always get to them right away, so waterproof flooring takes away the worry of your floors being damaged by unexpected spills.
You can install waterproof luxury vinyl flooring anywhere in your home including the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry room and even entryways. Since luxury vinyl comes in such realistic options, you can also get away with installing it in bedrooms and living rooms. Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring comes in a floating installation or a click-lock installation. Floating floors are the most popular choice because they are quick and simple to install and can be walked on the same day.
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